waiting room
noun Date: 1683 a room (as in a doctor's office) for the use of persons (as patients) who are waiting

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  • waiting room — waiting rooms also waiting room N COUNT A waiting room is a room in a place such as a railway station or a clinic, where people can sit down while they wait …   English dictionary

  • waiting room — n a room for people to wait in, for example before they see a doctor, until their train arrives etc …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • waiting room — n. a room in which people wait, as in a railroad station or a dentist s office …   English World dictionary

  • Waiting room — For other uses, see Waiting Room (disambiguation). Waiting room for passengers at Udon Thani International Airport, Thailand A waiting room is a building, or more commonly a part of a building where people sit or stand until the event they are… …   Wikipedia

  • waiting room — noun a room (as in a hotel or airport) with seating where people can wait • Syn: ↑lounge, ↑waiting area • Hypernyms: ↑room • Hyponyms: ↑cloakroom, ↑departure lounge * * * noun, pl ⋯ rooms …   Useful english dictionary

  • waiting room — UK [ˈweɪtɪŋ ˌruːm] / US [ˈweɪtɪŋ ˌrum] noun [countable] Word forms waiting room : singular waiting room plural waiting rooms a room where people wait for something, for example a train or an opportunity to see a doctor …   English dictionary

  • waiting-room — see waiting room …   English dictionary

  • waiting room — room for people to wait before seeing the person they have a meeting with …   English contemporary dictionary

  • waiting room — wait′ing room n. a room for the use of persons waiting, as in a railroad station or a physician s office • Etymology: 1675–85 …   From formal English to slang

  • waiting room — n 1. vestibule, foyer, lobby, en tranceway, entryway, entrance hall, entrance, entry; anteroom, antechamber, antehall; hall, hallway, passageway, corridor. 2. reception room, reception hall, receiving room, receiving area; holding room, detention …   A Note on the Style of the synonym finder

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